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"Old coot's" complaint costs company $75,000

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer under Complaint sagas, Discrimination Updated: May 17, 2010 - 9:59 AM

Sunday's Whistleblower column (by my colleague Lora Pabst) described how Ziplocal, a Utah phone book company, agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a complaint by a Virginia, Minn. man that he was essentially forced to quit because of age discrimination. The Minnesota Department of Human Rights chose this complaint as its "case of the month" and the questions it raises have sparked an informative and remarkably even-tempered discussion about what it means to be an older worker.

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